Cyber Monday is just around the corner, and this year, almost 84 percent of online retailers are planning Cyber Monday promotions. Cyber Monday takes place the first Monday after Thanksgiving (December 1), i.e., the first day employees are back to work. Last year, Americans made hundreds of online purchases and spent $733 million on Cyber Monday.
This year will not be any different, and in fact, more shoppers will probably be looking for online deals on Cyber Monday. A survey conducted by BIGresearch found that 70 percent of young adults 18-34 with Internet access will shop at work.
Cyber Monday shopping and holiday shopping are huge productivity wasters for businesses. Wavecrest’s products can help you block online shopping at work. You can monitor and/or filter Web use with your Cyfin or CyBlock product by category, e.g., shopping, entertainment, sports, etc. Wavecrest’s CyBlock products also allow you to block Web access by hour so that you can allow employees to access shopping sites on their lunch break or after hours.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently renewed Cyfin Reporter for the seventh consecutive year. Cyfin Reporter enables the DOJ to conduct up to 100,000 employees’ Web usage simultaneously. The Department continues to use Cyfin Reporter because of its robust performance, accuracy and scalability and the many benefits it provides, i.e., improved productivity and decreases in bandwidth consumption, legal liability and security threats.
It’s important for employers to ensure that their employees are using the Internet in a productive manner and are not accessing sites that hurt productivity or degrade network performance. Cyfin Reporter helps organizations do this by providing actionable and accurate employee Web-use investigations. Its features include automatic abuse detection, interactive drill-down, and a report scheduler that runs and distributes reports automatically.
Dennis McCabe, Vice President of Business Development at Wavecrest Computing, states, “the great thing about Cyfin Reporter is that it not only allows organizations to monitor ‘bad’ sites, but it also allows them to monitor those sites that employees should be utilizing on a regular basis, e.g., the company’s Web site or intranet.” This is what makes Cyfin Reporter a truly effective tool for managing Web use.
For 12 years, Wavecrest Computing has been providing Internet filtering and monitoring solutions to business, government, and educational organizations worldwide. Wavecrest’s customer base includes well-known names such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, Procter and Gamble, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Bridgestone, Mazda and many others. Government agencies and educational institutions can purchase Wavecrest products through GSA’s Federal Supply Schedule at a substantial discount.